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Mageia 8 Released with Linux 5.10 LTS, Better Support for NVIDIA Optimus Laptops

Feb 27, 2021, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

Mageia 8 is powered by the long-term supported Linux 5.10 LTS kernel series, promising outstanding hardware support. In combination with an up-to-date graphics stack consisting of Mesa 20.3.4 and X.Org Server 1.20.10, the distribution offers improved support for AMD and NVIDIA GPUs.

For newer AMD Radeon GPUs, Mageia 8 uses the open-source AMDGPU graphics driver, while the Radeon graphics driver is used for older cards. On the other hand, the free Nouveau graphics driver is used for NVIDIA GPUs, and Mageia 8 promises improved support for NVIDIA Optimus laptops.

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